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Hangzhou is a land of temples, gardens, arched bridges, and pavilions that has been a popular travel destination since the 9th century. The central attraction here is West Lake, with the Su Causeway, Broken Bridge, Pavilion of the Autumn Moon, and more. Yue Fei Temple at the end of Su Causeway holds 86 stone tablets with texts of Confucius. The Pagoda of the Six Harmonies provides lovely views of the Qiantang River. Lingyin Temple, a famous Buddhist monastery, showcases 12th-century sculptures and a gilded Buddha statue 20 meters tall. Other highlights include the Chinese National Silk Museum, Qinghefang Ancient Street in the historic district, and Longjing, home to the world famous Longjing tea.
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